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  1. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Last night, I finally did it. Since I was a kid, I always wanted a cycle... nothing big, really. Just a very small bike it could drive the short distance back and forth to work. I found a vintage Honda C70 on eBay.

    I unloaded the thing in the dark, so at first light, I was ready for a ride. I took it around the neighborhood, filled the tank (1 gallon), and headed home.

    Now, I'm not really sure what happened, but one minute I was at the corner in front of my house.... stopped... and the next second I had my face in the pavement. I think my ego took the worst beating. Now I have to wear this road rash on my forehead for the next couple of weeks. It might just as well be a "stupid" sign. Aside from the burning sensation, I think it's all gonna be OK. Geeezzzzzzzzzz!

    I'm not certain why I'm sharing this. Maybe some empathy?

    Pete
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ouch, sorry to hear that Pete.
     
  3. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    ride fast, fall hard :mrgreen:

    glad yer ok pete :thumbup:
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    All things considered I'm glad that it was only your ego that got hurt! Ride safe :D
     
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    Pete - you've got gravel rash, that's nothing:

    I broke my collarbone the first time I took off on a Motorbike. ;)

    You'll be fine, I'm assuming you were wearing a helmet?
     
  6. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No... no helmet. I AM re-thinking that. Seems it might be a good idea, at least for a while.
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    glad you are fine :D have fun riding! :D
     
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    Congrats on the purchase! I think it sounds fun. :D

    Pop that helmet on your head and go have a blast with the new toy. :thumbup:
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Somehow... that helps. Thanks!
     

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